Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Was it a dream?



The cooler and dryer weather we enjoyed over the weekend seems like a dream now.  The high tomorrow is predicted to be 99 with a heat index even higher.  We've had almost no rain in weeks and none is predicted before the weekend.  
But the bees, butterflies, and zinnias don't seem to mind the heat - in fact, they love it.

The heat is almost too much for the rest of us, though.

Heat, ma'am! it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones. ~Sydney Smith, Lady Holland's Memoir

7 comments:

debsgarden said...

Hi Ginny, we had a couple days of relatively cooler temps too, but today was back to Deep South grilling!

Your photos are lovely. One of the reasons I like zinnias is because butterflies like them so much. And another reason is because they can survive our summers!

garden girl said...

So sorry about the heat and lack of rain Ginny. We've had 90+ temps the past few days, and things were getting pretty dry. I'm glad for the good soaking rain we had yesterday. This is good weather for staying inside and enjoying air conditioning! Your zinnias are lovely, and it looks like they're popular with the pollinators.

bacon seed said...

Your photos are so beautiful Ginny! Love your blog :) We broke 100 here in Jersey yesterday, Ugh! I need to add zinnias next year, you have sold me through your photos. Colors are amazing :)

Daricia said...

I am so crazy about zinnias! There are so many wonderful types and you can't beat the color. We had the same temperature pattern you've had...back to HOT today. You always have good quotes in your posts. I especially like the one at the bottom of this post.

hazeltree said...

hi Ginny hope you have some rain soon, over here in england its a litte cooler with lovely breezes but only half the rain we normalyy have...loved the zinnias!

Amy said...

I know what you mean about the heat. Pretty photos and I like your new header!

threedogsinagarden said...

Great photos. It has been super hot hear as well. Finally today there is rain. Such a welcome break!